Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Friday Night, Hummus

I made a classic hummus dip for our Friday night appetizer.  This is such an easy and healthy recipe and only takes a few minutes to whip up, you can even do it early in the day and set in the fridge.

1 can chickpeas aka garbanzo beans
3 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of tahini
1/2-1 cup of water (start with a half cup and add more if too thick)
paprika for garnish

Rinse and drain chick peas and put in a food processor.  Blend until relatively smooth.  Add remaining ingredients and process until nice and creamy.  Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika.

I serve it with either or both fresh carrots, celery, and toast pita points.  I brush pita rounds with a little olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and Italian season mix and then run under the broiler until golden. 

I served it with some blue moon beer with orange slices in frosty mugs.


Christy said...

That sounds so good right now.

Elle Belles Bows said...

Mmmmm! Good idea for Friday night date, but also am going to try it our on my little one. She loves hummus! Thanks for sharing!

Sherri said...

Oh this sounds good! I am excited to try it! =)